A child diagnosed with diabetes is a life forever changed. Helping children and families cope with this sudden change in lifestyle is what the Children with Diabetes organization lives for. And each year, CWD organization brings together over 5,000 families to provide education and support, but most of all to help families make friends for life and have a blast. The 2012 beach theme allowed us the opportunity to provide some fun in the sun. We decorated each table with inflatable palm trees, beach balls, Hawaiian leis and sand pails filled with sand and seashells. Participants from all over were glowing with excitement by the end of the weekend.